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1st Edition

By Richard Aldington


282 pages

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This book, first published in 1929, is an assessment of Voltaire’s life and works. It contains valuable biographical details, as well as studies of his works, philosophy, poetry, plays and literary criticism.

Table of Contents

1. ‘Voltaire’ 2. Early Life, 1694-1726 3. Voltaire in England, 1726-1729 4. Paris to Cirey, 1729-1734 5. Cirey, 1734-1744 6. Madame du Châtelet and the King of Prussia 7. Voltaire at Court – Death of Madame du Châtelet, 1744-1749 8. Frederick, 1749-1753 9. The Patriarch of Ferney, 1753-1778 10. The Last Journey, 1778 11. Voltaire’s Works 12. Voltaire as Poet 13. Voltaire as Dramatist 14. Voltaire as Literary Critic 15. Voltaire as Historian and Biographer 16. ‘Le Philosophe’ 17. Novels and Pamphlets 18. Correspondence 19. Conclusion

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: 18th Century Philosophy

This collection reissues 17 titles that provide an excellent overview of 18th century philosophy – as well as the debates that surround the topic. Featuring works on Berkeley, Hume, Kant and Rousseau, among others, the collection examines a host of philosophical arguments by the leading thinkers of the time. It is an essential reference collection.

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